“No Childhood” by Edith Rogers

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This is a very interesting book written by a Holocaust survivor about her experiences as a young girl during the Nazi reign in Germany. The stories are very basic — could have been translated from German to English — with some poetry. What’s most unique is the perspective from a young girl whose mother and brother were taken away and …

“All Things Possible” by Kurt Warner

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Pretty much about the 1999 Super Bowl season…nothing too new here…I think he wrote it in May of that year. The book has been repackaged Arizona Cardinal Red. The only thing that has changed is that page 267 which originally contained Kurt’s stats from that magical season are missing…go figure. GOOD BOOK

“The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger

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I first read this classic in the 6th grade after learning about it in the “Preppy Handbook” in the early 80’s. I appreciated it much more this go around and gained inspiration of style for my current work in progress. Although I still can’t understand why it’s a cult classic, it’s a great book — and a short read — …

“Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell

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This might be the most interesting and insightful book I have ever read. By definition an “outlier” is a phenomenon that lies outside of normal experience. This book focuses on the story of people whose lives and experiences are phenomenal in that regard. It explains the careers of really successful people like Bill Gates and discusses what specifically lead to …

“Ciento” by Lorena Dee Cervantes

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We live in a world devoid of complete sentences, phrases or speech. Our world has been overrun by Facebook and Twitter and the constant 100-word profile updates. This book contains 100 poems each comprised of 100 words or less. One would expect the poetry to be contrived and weak. Instead, it is really outstanding. For the Priory guys out there …